Saturday, August 23, 2014         


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For Saturday, August 23, 2014


First Christian Church, 1516 Kewalo St., 521-3500. The celebration of the church's 120th anniversary, which had been set for Saturday, will be held Sunday. A special worship service scheduled for 10:30 a.m. will be followed by a potluck. Due to problems with vendors, plans for a luau and marketplace are canceled.

All Believers Network. "Puuhonua in Corrections: Perspectives from the Inside" will be discussed, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, 2500 Pali Highway. Speakers include DeMont Conner, a self-taught "jailhouse lawyer" whose skills contributed to his release after decades in youth and adult prisons; and retired attorney Bob Merce and Hawaiian cultural instructor Lillian Harwood Wakinekona, who both helped former inmate Delbert Wakinekona obtain compassionate release from prison. For additional information, call Merritt T. Sakata at 284-0009 or email msakata808@gmail.com.

Jazz Peace Concert. A concert featuring Shoji Ledward on guitar, Duane Padilla on violin and Alika Lyman on bass is slated for 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Byodo-in Valley of the Temples, 47-200 Kahekili Highway. The event is subject to weather conditions in Kaneohe. Mihoko M, who will provide vocals, is organizing the concert. For more information, call 239-9844. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for children and seniors.


Religion writer Pat Gee is writing a new blog called "In the Spirit," available free at http://inthespirit.staradvertiserblogs.com. Send your announcements and photos of recent and future events to pgee@staradvertiser.com.

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